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The MKCian Says the post of Assistant Commandant is an integral part of Central Police Forces (CPF). Understanding the importance and the need for qualified and skilled individuals for these vacancies the Union Public Service Commission conducts UPSC CPF Exam. Also known as the Central Police Assistant Commandant Entrance test this exam is a national level civil service test conducted throughout the country.Union Public Service Commission conducts Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the-

  • Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

ATTENTION: CPF - 2018 written examination; 6 months Comprehensive Course starts on 1st January 2018 & 8th January 2018, 15TH January 2018, 22 January 2018, 29 January 2018.

Useful Information

Examination Details

  • Forms- 25 April
  • Exam-12 August 2018
  • Age Limit - 20 to 25 years

Degree from recognized university with equivalent qualification.

Aspirants appearing for their final year graduation exam are allowed to appear for UPSC CPF but are required to submit proof of passing along with the Detailed Application Form which is to be submitted after qualifying the written test, medical standards test and Physical Efficiency Tests (PET).

  • Written test
  • Physical Endurance Test and Medical
  • Interview/Personality Test

Age Limits, Sex & Marital Status

Individuals aged between 20 and 25 years of age as on 01st August of the year of admission are eligible to apply (Certain categories of persons including departmental candidates are eligible for age relaxation).


CPF (Central Police Force) Selection Procedure consists of 3 stages.

1.Written Test

The written examination to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission will comprise two papers. Paper I & Paper II.

Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests:

Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be called for the Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

2. Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)
100 Meters race  Males In 16 seconds  Females In 18 Seconds
 800 Meters race  In 3 minutes 45  seconds  In 4 min 45 seconds
Long Jump  3.5  Meters  (3 chances)  3.0 Meters (3 chances)
Shot-Put (7.26 kgs) Meters

3. Interview/ Personality Test

Candidates who are declared qualified in the Medical Standards Tests, will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who are declared medically unfit but allowed to appear before the “Review Medical Board” on their appeal by the Appellate Authority will be called for Interview/ Personality Tests provisionally. Candidates who are short-listed for Interview/ Personality Test, including those short-listed for Interview/ Personality Test provisionally will be issued a Detailed Application Form (DAF) in which among other things, they will be required to indicate their preference of Forces.Interview/Personality test will carry 150 marks.

4. Final Selection/ Merit

The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and interview personality test.

Examination Schedule

Paper Availability of Forms Date of Examination
I 25th April 12th August
II 25th April 12th August


40 exam center in all over India

  • Dharwad
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Kohima
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Aizawl
  • Srinagar
  • Imphal
  • Nagpur
  • Kolkata
  • Allahabad
  • Bhopal
  • Dehradun
  • Raipur
  • Bareilly
  • Tirupati
  • Jaipur
  • Ranchi
  • Agartala
  • Shillong
  • Delhi
  • Gangtok
  • Chandigarh
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Madurai
  • Kochi
  • Udaipur
  • Ahmedabad
  • Dispur
  • Cuttack
  • Port Blair
  • Sambalpur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Itanagar
  • Jorhat
  • Lucknow
  • Bangalore
  • Jammu


The CAPF examination will be conducted in two phases:

Name of the Subject NO. OF QUESTION MARKS Duration of the Examination
    2 hours
General Ability and Intelligence 125 250
TOTAL 250  
Language Hindi & English  
Name of the Subject NO. OF QUESTION MARKS Duration of the Examination

 General Studies , Essay & Comprehension (Descriptive type questions)

7 200 2 hours
TOTAL 200  


General Ability and Intelligence
(Objective type)
General Studies ,
Essay & Comprehension (Descriptive type questions)
Indian History Essay
Polity Precis Writing and Comprehension
Maths and Reasoning
Environment & bio-diversity
Current affairs

Yes, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each incorrect response

Cut off -
The cut-off will be decided by the commission. But candidates need to obtain minimum cut off marks in order to qualify for the next round.

Category  Paper I(out of 250)  Written test (out of 450) Final Selection (out of 600)
General 110-120 170-180 275-285
Other Backward Class (OBC) 110-120 170-180 270-280
Scheduled Caste (SC) 90-100 150-160 250-260
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 90-100 145-155 245-255
Ex-Servicemen (ExS) 35-45 65-75 200-210


Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Course Fee* GST Applicable on Course Fee Total Payable Amount
6 Months Ranker-I/1305 Rs.500 + 25(GST) Rs.20,000/- Rs.3600/- Rs.24,125/-
Note:Included cost of Third Party Books


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Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Tuition Fee GST Applicable on Course Fee Total Payable Amount
6 Months Rankers-I/1305 Rs.500 + 25(GST) Rs.20000/- Rs.3600/- Rs.24125/-
Note: Included cost of Third Party Books


  • Every Sunday Physical Training Class is organized by Physical Trainers
Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Tuition Fee GST Applicable on Course Fee Total Payable Amount
6 Months Rankers-II/1306 Rs.500 + 25(GST) Rs.10000/- Rs.1800/- Rs.12325/-
Note: Included cost of Third Party Books



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MKC Publication

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a written examination for recruitment to the post of Assistant Commandant in Central Police Forces (CPF). The CPF comprise of BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB and CISF. The candidates aspiring to get the job of an assistant commandant in the CPF need to clear the written tests conducted by UPSC. This book has been designed for the candidates aspiring to get into CPF. The present book has been divided into two parts covering Paper-I and Paper-II separately.

Paper-I section covers General Study, Mathematics, Reasoning Ability, General Science and Environment, Ecology and Biodiversity, each subdivided into a number of chapters. On the other hand, Paper-II covers Precise Writing, Essay Writing and Comprehension. The book contains plenty of solved and unsolved questions which have been designed according to the questions asked in the previous years' UPSC CPF Assistant Commandant Examination. Ample number of solved problems with theoretical explanation wherever required ensure effective comprehension of the concepts on which the questions are based. At the end of each chapter, practice exercises for thorough practice have also been provided.

Hints and solutions to the practice exercises have also been provided at the end of each chapter. The book also covers updated news, facts and figures on current affairs to keep the candidates updated on the same. Also plenty of short-cut methods have been applied in solving the test of numerical and reasoning ability. Paper-II section focuses on developing writing and comprehension abilities in the candidates. As the book contains ample study and practice material for the examination, it for sure will act as the best study package for UPSC Assistant Commandant CPF 2018-19 Examination.

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